The Met Office has appointed Made Tech as its Digital Services Partner, under a contract worth £7 million over the next 24 months.
Under the new contract, which expands the Group’s presence in the South West, Made Tech will support the Met Office with digital, data and technology solutions, which enhance and expand the organisation’s consumer-facing digital services offering.
Made Tech will help develop the Met Office website for desktop and mobile use, as well as native applications for iOS and Android mobile devices, working with Bristol-based mobile software developer Calvium. Made Tech will also provide user-centred design and research to develop the user interface and user experience of the website and app.
Chris Frost, head of digital services at the Met Office, said: “We are delighted to be working with Made Tech. The team’s expertise and capabilities shone through in their proposal, aligning with the Met Office’s vision for delivering exceptional digital services for our citizens. I look forward to developing this partnership over the next two years.”
“The Met Office is a leader in digital delivery in the public sector, and has a storied history of using technology to improve society – not least by providing the nation’s most trusted weather forecasts,” said Tom Taylor, Made Tech’s head of central government. “It’s an honour to be working with the Met Office, supporting them in meeting their ambitious digital goals and delivering on their mission to help people everywhere stay safe and thrive.”